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>> a deadly crash in rural plus. disturbing details about a middle school teacher and the u.s. supreme court agrees to take up the issue of same-sex marriages. (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >>pam: two people are dead in a head=on collision in eastern contra costa county. the horrific high speed accident near byron seen here in this sky7hd video from abc7news he took his own life after being arrested in a child molesting case. now we are learning more about the serious allegations against a middle bay. >> and backers and opponents of same sex marriages welcoming today's announcement that the u=s supreme court to rule on california's >> this is a case about fundamental fairness. >>pam: tonight at eight. the c-h-p is investigating a deadly crash in a rural part of the east county. two people. including a child. are dead. kron-4's j-r stone is here with the latest details. j.r.? >> this is a tragic this is a video from the bc 7 high- definition the news. this maker of mass, the blue sedan crossed over the center line. and the collisio
of the u-s house are set to return to washington on sunday -- just one day before the deadline to pass budget deal. if congress does not reach a fiscal deal before monday's deadline, automatic tax increases and steep spending cuts will take effect. an in depth look at where everything stands right now -- and we'll be talking live with our political analyst -- tonight at 5:30 >> breaking news. retired general norman schwarzkopf has died in tampa, florida. known as 'stormin norman' because of his explosive temper, he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 19-91. he lived in retirement in tampa, where he had served in his last military assignment as commander-in- chief of u-s central command. that is the headquarters responsible for u.s. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries. he was 78. no one was hurt. storm on the way. >> borrowers, that took out a loan. could possibly have found some issues. dan kerman turks of the story from there. >> reporter: many feeble and up in a storefront office, with a quick loan, like
prevent the u.s. from going -- hike, from -- going over the fiscal cliff, still in the final hours. >> the house and senate convened for rare sunday sessions in hoping of bridging major impasses. >> conversations and discussions continue and we remain hopeful that'll get a breakthrough. >> we'll pass a minimalist bill so that we won't go over the cliff and then i think we have to go from there. >> on nbc's meet the press, president obama made a final pitch for his plan to preserve bush era tax cuts for welt healthy americans. >> a mijor sticking point continues to be -- major annual sticking point, the threshold has waiverd from $250,000 to as high as millionion dollar. the country doesn't have a tax revenue problem. t has a spending problem. john boehner issued a statement saying republicans have made every effort to make the balanced agreement that the president promised the american people. we've been reasonable and respondent. the president is the 1 who's never been able to get to yes. >> what i ran on and what the american people elected me to do was to put fourth a balanced a
swimming pool in the u.s.. >>> berkeley police say two people are under arrest in a stabbing near the uc campus. a uc official says the victim wandered into the courtyard of student housing trailing blood around 2:00 yesterday. emergency crews took the man to a hospital. he was not affiliated with the university. later berkeley police arrested two people in connection with that attack. >>> new developments tonight in the case of an autistic girl who walked away from a residential treatment center and turned up two days later assaulted. the 16-year-old's parents say she has the mental capacity of a second grader. the teen walked away from the center tuesday evening, according to the ceo the girl was followed by staff as she walked to the fruitvale bart station where the staff lost sight her as she was talking to a groupn young men. a muni driver found her thursday night in san francisco. teen's parents say she had been beaten and sexually assaulted. >>> a police department employee targeted in a home- invasion robbery. the stolen item that is raising concern. >>> protesters in mexico as t
. >> on more than 300 flights had been canceled in and out of the u.s. this morning. we were crossing our fingers here in the bay area so far we have no delays here. to get you more news faster we will turn to mike pelton who is live at s f o. >> a lot of people are trying to get out early to beat the rush. but they are not having any luck. it is a lot of congestion here at as a foe. and lot of travelers are coming here and this is officially signaling the end of their holiday. thousands of passengers are headed home as they spent christmas with their family and friends. everyone that i spoke with stated that it was a perfect day. >> i went to the movies and i had drinks and i played darts with my friends. >> it's back to the daily grind. >> good nose for travelers. right now there are no delays coming in or going out as at all. this can change as whether rosa in here in san francisco and across the country. we will continue to monitor the other delays. >> a san francisco woman will be arraigned today on charges of the hit killer manslaughter that killed one pedestrian and ended at two ot
ocean around 5:18 p.m. local time. that is around midnight here in san francisco. the u. s g s says the are quick stroke about 200 mi. off the coast of japan. the epicenter was about 6 mi. beneath the seabed. buildings in tokyo's way for several minutes. there were reports of at least two people injured. >> pish japan's real logical at sea has with it is not rewarded for the country's northeastern coast. according to the sun on the information center. a destructive pacific wise and non is not expected. the quick off the coast of north is in japan is the same region but was hit by the masses are quick as a nominee in march to about 11. >> for the after known mostly sunny conditions slightly warmer highs in yesterday's. partly cloudy and cool into the evening hours. taking a look at current visibility down about 1/2 mile in santa rosa. over the course of a mile in napa. >> taking a look at fog trucker 4 we are seeing the fog now. it will clear quickly by 8:00 a.m. still sticking around in santa rosa and the bay shore. will clear soon after that by noontime we will have plenty of sunsh
member jobs report this morning it is coming out the last 35 minutes and surprisingly the u.s. added 146,000 jobs last month. not great numbers of the numbers were expected to be half that because of all the layoffs of people on able to work because of super storm sandy. we had 140,000 americansaw a drop in te unemployment rate to 7.7%. this is the lowest since december 2008. > a month after his election present obama has a sizable rating and more than a year. the poll finds the president's rating stands at 57 per cent the highest since may last year when navy seals killed outside a leader osama bin live in. applies more americans that the nation is headed in the right direction. 42 percent say the country is on the right track and a majority believe is likely president obama will improve the economy. however americans are divided on what a president he has been. but 37 percent think he's been above or above average or outstanding. 36 percent say below average or four. >> the us supreme court scheduled to meet behind closed doors again today to consider reviewing the legal issues regardi
, for the month of november. it was a bit of a surprise. the u.s. added 146,000 jobs last month. this drops the unemployment rate to 7.7%. if this is the lowest since december 2008. we will see how this news impacts the market is when they open and about 50 minutes, but some positive news on the jobs front. >> a month after his reelection. president obama has his highest approval rating in more than a year. an associated press poll finds that the president's rating stands at 57% to highest since may of last year. when a seals killed al qaeda leader osama bin laden. the poll also finds more americans think the nation isdirection. 42 percent say that the country is on the right track and a majority believe is likely mr. obama will improve the economy. >> the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to meet behind closed doors began today to consider reviewing the legal issues regarding same-sex marriage. that includes the challenge to california's controversial proposition 8. if the court refuses to review the prop. 8 case same-sex marriage would be legal in california and same-sex couples could marry
a month into the u.s. economy by buying u.s. treasuries in mortgage- backed securities. by this time the fed tied their policies to and numbers same they will continue to keep the federal fund rate rate near 0 it until the u.s. unemployment rate falls below 6.5 percent right now it's at 7.7%. we will be right back. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. amonte of this morning google maps will be returning to the iphone. the world's most popular on my map systems has returned with the release of the global maps iphone. the new act comes almo
opposition group. the u.s. is expected to recognize the new opposition council as the only legitimate representative of the syrian people at an international conference in morocco. britain and france, they've already extended full recognition to that coalition. >>> well, secretary of state, hillary clinton, was supposed to represent the u.s. tomorrow at the friends of syria meeting in mow co but she has a -- morocco but she has a stomach flu. >>> congress is scheduled to break for the holidays this friday. as alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, both parties have their sticking points. alison? >> reporter: tori, the pressure is on. members of congress are back this morning after a long weekend. and in just about 15 minutes, democrats will be speaking out about the fiscal cliff saying medicaid should not be subject to cuts. in the past 48 hours since president obama and john boehner met face to face, no details on the discussions have -- have been released. the president said he's willing to compromise but maintains his stance on tax increases for the wealthy. >> we
alloy pipe. but the u.s. chemical safety board says that pipe led to a fire. the council will talk it over tomorrow. chevron warns it may have to lay off 600 workers if the plans are not approved by thursday. >>> today is expected to be the busiest day of the year for the u.s. postal service. the postmaster predicts 665 million cards, letters, and packages will be processed today across the country. that is because holiday shoppers had the weekend to finish up finding any gifts that need to be mailed. next monday is christmas eve. only express mail will get packages to their destination now in time for christmas. >> the malls were packed. we did have to stop by over the weekend. wow. >> a lot of people. >>> 4:35 now. a little wet on the roads, sal. how sit looking -- how is it look something >> it will be a tough dave out there for people -- it will be a tough drive out there for people driving on this monday. let's take a look at what we have. this is 80 westbound. you can see it's raining out there. steve and i will be busy. we'll be the traffic and weather brothers today. let's
are waiting for the u.s. supreme court to reveal within the next hour whether it will weigh in on same-sex marriage. the court is expected to announce whether it will review the legality of prop 8. california's ban on same-sex marriage. the court may take up federal defense of marriage act which bars federal benefits to same-sex couples flash flood the court does review prop 8, a ruling will come -- before june if the justices refuse to hear the case lower court decision declaring the ban unconstitutional would stand allowing weddings to resume within days. stay with the abc7 morning news if announcement comes during this newscast we'll buy it to you right way. >>> storm watch in the aftermath of weekend storms that hit northern california one of the hardest hit areas in a lafayette neighborhood big sinkhole there we have a reporter on scene we'll tell you more. on mountain view near mount diablo boulevard. we'll check in with amy hollyfield. >>> people who live in a vallejo mobile home park are back home after being flooded out over the weekend. the mobile park was under water yesterd
of the u.s., and with that comes a little bit of fog. >> that's so unusual for california, isn't it? a lot of times reporting there. in that area like that to that degree. thank you for the update. >>> congress heads back to work this morning as the clock is ticking down toward the impending fiscal cliff. talks, though, seem to be at a stalemate. yesterday with just 29 days until tax hikes and deep spending cuts kick in. both republicans and the democrats were running to the airwaves to try to explain their positions. here's what they said. >> what we're not going to do is extend those tax cuts with the wealthiest americans. those cost a trillion dollars over ten years and there's no possibility that we're going to find a way to get our fiscal house in order without those tax rates going back up. >> nobody wants to go over the cliff. that's why the day after the election i tried to speed this process up by making the concession to put revenues on the table. it's unfortunate that the white house has spent three weeks doing basically nothing. >> the administration has presented a plan that c
in the story coming up. >> new video he there reportedly shows the u.s. john shot down and i around. >> a lot of clouds and that shot over our roof cam this morning. temperatures are on the mild side. we do have rain headed our way is to our north. we're saying light rain east right around chico. it rain later on this afternoon for the north bay and maybe for the bay area. storm tracker from our shows you where the rain as located just north of santa rosa. we have maybe a half inch of rain on the way for the bay area. i have full details on what to expect and when exactly you need your umbrella coming up in my next report. >> we are taking a look at the peninsula on the 1 01 and northbound direction where at holly street in san carlos we have received word that there is a large pot hole and the roadway that may be affecting the traffic. it was reported on the northbound side of highway 1 01. we are seen some slow traffic around 90 to enter change but that itself is not a problem. it is typical see some slowing there. there is a report that there may be a large pot hole that has ashley flatten
are on administrative leave. ann rubin, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a new report finds the number of u.s. law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty dropped. 127 officers were killed this year. down 23% from 2011. in california 2 officers died this year compared to 10 last year, which is an 80% drop. he was shot during a traffic stop in september and he was gunned down in april. >>> police released the identity of a man killed in a shooting last week. he was gunned friday night on 65th street. investigators are not releasing any information about suspects or a motive. it was the second homicide in emeryville this year. >>> san francisco police are searching for a teenager who escaped. a transport service was bringing the 16-year-old by the -- boy to the center. the teen somehow managed to escape. the driver tried to chase the teen but lost track of him. officers say the boy from extradited from southern california. he was black, and was last seen wearing a glittery black tank top and dark acid-wash jeans. >>> a lawsuit has been filed in the case of misconduct by san francisco police officers.
social features to it streaming media service in the u.s.. >> the company confirms that the congress passed a bill that drops restrictions on sharing user's video rental history. these revisions now with president obama signature before becoming law. >> lifting the restrictions allowing net flicks his additional there was also to media outlets by facebook and twitter. >> the new feature will be available to use in the u.s. starting the new year. >> continuing to track gas price across the bay area the average price of private picture posted by mark zuckerbergs sister on a parcel that the profile of the lead. facebook marketing directors of following them posted on twitter count for more than $40,000 to sea. >> and his sister ready to it at the facebook directors and a picture was meant for france only. >> content to dry gas price across bay area the average price per gallon of regular gasoline remains at three rows in sentences col. $3.49 and oakland. $3.50 in san jose. and at $3 system to sent here in california statewide. >> to toyota settled with our orders over unintended acceler
of the decision about whether the u.s. supreme court will take up the case of proposition 8 could come as early as this morning. we were hoping to get where friday did it not happen. they will post their decision this morning at 630. the court was scheduled to discuss the gay rights issue on friday. four justices must agree to hear the case before it can afford. if there is no decision the justices may discuss them at a future conference including one on december 7th. if they decide not to take on the issue we can wait to get word from the court as to whether there will hear the case. it struck down a marriage will resume in california. >> the national news announced the latest on the looming fiscal cliff. house minority leader nets deposing wants to vote. - vote nancy pelosi . >> with a so-called fiscal cliff and higher taxes for all americans looming. >> right now i will say we are nowhere. >> the house speaker blamed the stalemate on the obama administration. he said they are not taking republicans seriously with plans to close loopholes and limited deductions without raising taxes. >> off
relationship with a student. the u.s. supreme court prepares to rule on proposition 8. california's ban on same-sex marriage. we will have more news on this historic case. >> and after the rain and wind. the bay area is in joint sunny skies and warmer temperatures this weekend. >> we are waking up to a pretty dense fog. there is a fog advisory that has been issued. for the afternoon will be mostly sunny and slightly warmer that yesterday. into the evening we do have clear skies and it may get pretty breezy and the high elevations. visibility is down less than a quarter mile. the second look at the visibility charge. fairfield in concord are at about a mile. if you're going to be driving should allow yourself extra drive times and turn your headlights on. the >> temperatures are chilly for the start of this morning. 34 degrees in vallejo and we're expecting a pretty mild afternoon. 63 degrees in santa rosa and low 60's for down in the peninsula. your full extended forecast will be coming up. >> we will continue to track the weather after a few weekends of bed storm. it is expected to be a nice f
apple maps. >> u.s. airlines are working to get internet access to overseas flights. united, delta and american airlines all said they expect that international flights with wife i assets takeoff of the next several weeks. >> united is aiming to have internet access on 300 planes by the end of next year. >> delta says it will take them as long as two years. >> so far, none of the airlines is and how much the at the internet will cost. >> toys r us plans to stay open around the clock in the days before christmas. >> this follows macy's announcing its plans to stay open 24-7 leading up to christmas. >> this the third straight toys r us stores will remain open from 6:00 a.m. on december 21st until 10:00 p.m. on christmas eve. >> their store in times square in new york city which you see in this video has been open 24-7 since december 2nd. >> new this morning starting today commercials that are louder than the show you are watching our band. >> the federal commission commission says commercials was maintain the same average volumes of programs that company. >> the fcc says lot commerci
to the hospital. >>> the new york stock exchange has been sold. what it means for investors and the u.s. economy. >> reporter: a grandmother gunned down near her house. >>> a very cold start to the day. coming up, the neighborhoods that are currently in the upper 20s and when rain returns to the forecast. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. >>> it's thursday, december 20th. we begin with breaking news out of san francisco where a firefighter has been taken to the hospital after a fire. lorraine blanco is live on broad street with the information on the firefighter's condition and how muni service is being affected. >> reporter: good morning, tori. i can first tell you that an arson investigator is on scene right now trying to determine the cause of this fire. firefighters say it started in a second-floor unit of this apartment building. you can't tell from the outside but according to the assistant fire chief he just told me there's quite extensive damage inside a rear unit. let's take a
's a race against the clock. the last-minute effort to prevent the u.s. from going over the fiscal cliff before the deadline of midnight east coast time. >> reporter: new year's eve partiers who want to leave their cars behind will have a lot of options. we'll tell you about the different transit agencies offering free rides this evening. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning to you. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's monday, december 31st, new year's eve. in overnight news, san francisco firefighters had their work cut out for them when a natural gas line burst outside an apartment that was on fire. flames shot in the air on athens around 1:00 this morning. ktvu's alex savidge joins us live from the scene with video you will only see on channel 2. alex? >> reporter: well, good morning. the fire inside of that home is what triggered a second fire that came from the curbside gas valve right outside the home. that's why you see pg&e crews still doing last-minute repair work to patch up the road where they had to dig things up to access that line. that second fire comin
outages. 44 u.s. el sabroe and richmond has 11 outages affecting 1500 customers. the napa river is in danger of over flowing its banks. there is a flood warning posted right now. the river expected to reach flood stage this afternoon. abc7 news reporter cara clapper has been in napa throwout the morning. throughout the morning. cara, you have the latest. >> good morning, carolyn, i do. the flood warning remains in affect for the napa river in nap ma and saint huh h -- saint helena. it is surging, swelling. it was not this high a few hours ago. you can see the storm debris flowing through the river, and this rain is continuing. relentless day luge hitting us in downtown napa this, month. because the soil is already so saturated the rain is expected to pus the -- to push the napa river to the flood stage. the flood level is 25.1 feet in napa, but they are projecting the water could go as high as 27 feet between 1:00 this afternoon and 6:00 this evening. as we all know, downtown napa saw the river overwhelm and over flow in 2005. thousands of acres flooded. residents were evacuated
and across the board spending cuts will take effect. that could plunge the u.s. economy into another recession. >>> people on both sides of the controversial same sex marriage issue will be closely watching the u.s. supreme court this morning. just an hour and a half from right now the high court is due to release another list of cases. coming up at 5:15 what it will mean if california's proposition 8 is on that list and what it means if it's not. >>> muni and other agencies are thinking about a controversial plan when it comes to their fair rates. muni is considering basing how much people pay on how much money they earn. according to the examiner some people don't think it's fair that people who are struggling to pay their bills have to pay $64 for a monthly pass while senior citizens who have more money are only paying $22 for the same fair. now this newest plan was triggered by the debate over providing free muni passes to low income youth. >>> 5:04 is the time. we are still talking about that accident in livermore. let's go to tara. >> this is on 580 eastbound. it happened at fl
thursday are expected to show modest increase in retail sales last month. three u.s. cities with lowest unemployment, all in north dakota, bismarck in october 2.2%, fargo second, 2.8%, grand forks 3.1. skyfall back to number one, pulling in 11 million dollars from a sluggish weekend. >>> 5:13. live look from roof camera outside you can see the ferry building top left a sliver of moon, mike is telling us warm for this time of year. forecast coming up. >>> community-based radio station hopes to get back on the air after it was targeted by vandals. they provided these images showing what vandals did. the general manager discovered the damage yesterday. [ unintelligible ] it is not the first time someone has targeted the situation. >> three times in this summer over the summer and now the fall, definitely something they are trying to target us. >> last year someone spray painted raciest words on the studios in vallejo. the station called itself the voice of vallejo and markets heavily to the bay area's african-american community. >>> john mcafee says he wants to come back to the u.s. and se
to determine if the bullets were fired by someone on 85 or from the side of the freeway. u.s. marine recruiter was driving the car with government license plates he was not injured. >>> hewlett-packard facing new suit from a shareholder accusing the company of making false claims over acquisition of the british software giant autonomy last month american panel wrote down.8.8 million dollars citing accounting mistakes the suit says hp represented the original value, hp is reviewing the claim. their lowest level of the year, better news analysts say they will continue to drop. national tafrpblg below the $3.27 a gallon mark drivers were paying january 1st of this year. prices dropped for the past 27 days, energy experts predict prices could fall further, prices with will aren't 20 cents a gallon less than in -- will run 20 cents a gallon less -- >>> [ inaudible ] >> deadly attack that left four americans dead, including a bay area native. events happening now on capitol hill as the investigation into . >>> live doppler seeing clouds north bay some radar returns blue variety not making it to the
will have to wait for now. this morning the u.s. supreme court took no action on prop 8. the justices were expected to announce whether they will review the legality of prop 8. the high court also took no action on several cases involving the u.s. defense of marriage act which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples. the next conference will take place try day >>> oscar grant case in court again today unarmed oakland man shot to death by police officer johannes mehserle in 2009. officers for other officers involved in that shooting are appealing a federal judge's ruling they are not immune from liability in the family's civil suit against bart. the jury found mehserle guilty of involuntary manslaughter. >>> head of muni has a plan to appease critics of the city's central subway plan. muni chief wants to extent the central line through chinatown north along stockton street into north beach. he wants a station built at old pagoda theater on columbus and powell. north beach residents have been vocal about the disruption. the current plan calls for tunneling to extend into the area
baby >>> california's legal battle for marriage equality will have to wait for now. this morning the u.s. supreme court took no action on prop 8. the justices were expected to announce whether they will review the legality of prop 8. the high court also took no action on several cases involving the u.s. defense of marriage act which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples. the next conference will take place try day >>> oscar grant case in court again today unarmed oakland man shot to death by police officer johannes mehserle in 2009. officers for other officers involved in that shooting are appealing a federal judge's ruling they are not immune from liability in the family's civil suit against bart. the jury found mehserle guilty of involuntary manslaughter. >>> head of muni has a plan to appease critics of the city's central subway plan. muni chief wants to extent the central line through chinatown north along stockton street into north beach. he wants a station built at old pagoda theater on columbus and powell. north beach residents have been vocal about the disruption. t
. >> knowing the risks, that authorization came personally from the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen. special forces landed by helicopter setting off a firefight leaving several taliban fighters dead. joseph was airlifted to bagram air base but it came as a price. a service member died of his wounds. the ultimate sacrifice to save the life of an american doctor who otherwise may have been killed. >> ama: military officials say doctor joseph appears to be in good condition. >>> sandhya patel is in for leigh glaser. >> it didn't feel like december, did it? 5-12 degrees warmer than this time of the year. we had two record temperatures to tell you about. live picture from high definition sutro camera. we have clear skies outside and visibility is looking great. check out the temperatures for today. it was warm enough to tie a record in kentfield, oakland airport 66 degree downtown oakland got up to 70 degrees. 71 in napa. 71 in santa rosa. san francisco, 66 degrees. it was 67 on the coast at half month moon bay. antioch, 62 degrees. lots of sunshine, some high clouds from time
with cash and invested about $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade. $1.3 billion in california. and all in the past year. but the chinese, they are boosting the golden states housing recovery as they bought one out of every ten homes sold in the past year. >> compared to the high-end housing like in beijing, this is not that expensive though. and they thought that renting a door room was a waste of money. >> yeah, my parents decided to buy me a house as an investment outside china. >> reporter: he has sold 22% of the residence at the ritz to affluent chinese. >> they basically have a place to put their money and they look at their own economy as a place that is not very stable and the housing market is not very stable there either. >> reporter: the housing complex in irvine, california is being built for chinese buyers. separate walk cooking rooms, no unlucky fours in the addresses and multiple dances for multigenerational living. back in napa scott says that the chinese wealth is an opportunity, not a threat for the american business. >> america is known for equality. so the c
any reason not to sign the bill. putin says u.s. authorities deny russia access to children adopted from the country. d the law will deny many russian children the opportunity to get a family. unicef estimates there are 740,000 children without parents in russia. >>> do you use those companies that give a cash advance for a paycheck? >> if so, you may be getting some of that money back. >> health scare for a protected panda. we'll tell you what sent teams racing to its res >>> good morning thursday, 4:52. live look from mount sutro toward san francisco what do you not see? rain. that's only short-lived. tomorrow the rain moves back in. mike has more on when that is going to happen, coming up. >>> the u.s. department of commerce is due to release figures for new home sales. today's update for november will likely hold steady3íÑ,ç ift rise a bit, they predict 375,000 in new sales. numbers slipped last month. new building permits ticked higher. the report is expected at 7:00 this morning. >>> thousands of california residents could be getting a big check thanks to a payday loan ste
. and the announcement expected tomorrow from the u.s. supreme court that could have gay and lesbian couples across california what are you doing there? i making crescent bacon cheddar pinwheels. wow, i'm impressed! [ ding ] dad, the cable's out! you got that right? [ kiss ] thank you ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >> welcome back, everyone. it's 6:20. this is a live look here. traffic going on, people driving very carefully because of our stormy conditions. let me tell you about two breaking news stories involving accidents. a fatal one on interstate 280 in san francisco. at least one person dead in a three-vehicle pileup. the other is on the richmond-san rafael bridge where an overturned big rig is blocking most of the lanes. the right lane is now open eastbound. the two left lanes eastbound remain closed and there are high wind advisories for all the bridges in the
area marijuana dispensary wins a battle but conflict between the landlord and u.s. justice department. >> mainly winter time success story. tonight how unfun issued flood control project prevented downtown disaster. explain exactly how it works. >> and how about this one? this is cool look. >>reporter: whether knew buying a dog leash that is much fun except how could it not be when you are getting the help of a forty-niner football he.yer to pick it out for you. >> now to shocking story played out on television in front of the audience. millions of viewers. magician with grew up in chico wayne burned by a a flaming liquid. it is an apparent attack by the show host who may soon be arrested. lindsay davis now with the bizarre story. >> in this death defying scene flames shoot from the head of magician wayne. a moment he says was no magic trick. millions of tv viewers watched as the unscripted prank by a tv host back fired in a horrific way. >> face is burned. >>reporter: now that host is expected to face charges. warrant issued for his arrest. it all started saturday when he was
mcafee is staying at a miami beach hotel and working to stay in the u.s. so far, he says that u.s. authorities are not trying to question him in the death of his neighbor in belize. mcafee has been wanted for questioning in that country but he insists he did not kill anyone. he fears for his life if he returns to belize. >> this is not about a murder investigation. this began on the 30th of april of last year when 42 armed soldiers stormed my property shot my dog in the head. held me in the sun handcuffed with my hands behind my back for 14 hours destroyed a half million dollars of my property and let me go with no charges. >> john mcafee is now asking the state department to expedite visas for his 20-year- old belizean girlfriend and another friend. >>> susan rice is waving a political white flag withdrawing her name from consideration for secretary of state. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations was once considered a front-runner to take secretary of state hillary clinton's post but her comments following the deadly attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi sparked a washington
on the deadly attacks at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the panel found there were major security problems. >> reporter: an independent panel spent the past two months analyzing what went wrong in benghazi on september 11th. ambassador chris for stevens and three other americans were killed. the panel found security was lacking and those at the consulate could not have anticipated the attack. also the report says there were no protests leading up to the attack. that is in the unclassified portion of the attack. other details are considered top secret. the report also includes 24 recommendations for the state department. secretary of state hillary clinton says she's already working on implementing them. ranging from strengthening security to improving intelligence gathering. now clinton was supposed to testify at a hearing on the benghazi attacks tomorrow but she no longer will after suffering a concussion over the weekend. now in 15 minutes the senate and house foreign relation committees will be briefed on the initial findings of the report and republicans are already speaking ou
measures that led up to the attack that killed four americans including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. the report didn't call for any disciplinary action, but it did highlight many problems. >> our security systems failed. our host nation was lacking in protection for our own people. senior state department officials showed a lack of leadership and management ability. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to testify next month. >> army officials announced they seek the death penalty in the case of a soldier accused of killing 16 afghan civilians. sergeant robert bales. he slipped out of his remote southern afghanistan base after a night of drinking and steroid use. of the 16 people killed, 9 were children. no date has been set for his arraignment. >> homeless shelters fill up fast on cold nights like tonight. unfortunately that's what happens. however, some families do get lucky and tonight jana introduces us to one of them. >> reporter: they are grateful this holiday for their healthy 1-month-old baby. all bundled up for his first christmas and thankful to have shell fres
americans including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. the report didn't call for any disciplinary action, but it did highlight many problems. >> our security systems failed. our host nation was lacking in protection for our own people. senior state department officials showed a lack of leadership and management ability. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to testify next month. >> army officials announced they seek the death penalty in the case of a soldier accused of killing 16 afghan civilians. sergeant robert bales. he slipped out of his remote southern afghanistan base after a night of drinking and steroid use. of the 16 people killed, 9 were children. no date has been set for his arraignment. >> homeless shelters fill up fast on cold nights like tonight. unfortunately that's what happens. however, some families do get lucky and tonight jana introduces us to one of them. >> reporter: they are grateful this holiday for their healthy 1-month-old baby. all bundled up for his first christmas and thankful to have shell fresh the cold. they lost their apartment in september.
a battle setting up a conflict between a landlord and u.s. jis tis department. >> catch to 2 prevents a san francisco woman from collecting an inhert yens check that was rightfully hers. the frustrating battle 7 on your side put an end to, just ahead. >> and mayor of detroit comes to make good on >>> attorneys on both sides of a fatal shooting returned to court owe begin arguing a $50 million civil route. mehserle convicted of involuntary manslaughter. attorneys are appealing a judge's ruling they're not immune from liability in the family civil suit against bart. grant's family in court today asking the court not to change its rulings and to let a jury decide. >> oscar was murdered and it's a shame officers can not be held accountable for their actions. if we're citizens we're held accountable when we have jobs and for our actions. and these officers who murder people should be held accountable. >> but mehserle attorney says he acted reasonable and consistently with the law. >> and in order for mr. mezerilee to be on the lawsuit in that shooting the court has to have determined his conduct
gates warned buffett organization that has as the will to achieve when the u.s. to give to work while causes. >> the picture is pretty clear, users are not happy with the changes coming to instagram . the uproar is over changes to instagrams privacy policy allow the company to use scare photos and advertising. >> of against the galthough ins issues still have ocean falls, the service term state by adding a photo to your account, you're giving the service less user content. >> we are watching developing news out arekazakhstan where astronauts from nasa, the russian federal space agency, and the canadian space agency where the soyouz lodge is taking place. three astronauts are headed to the space station. >> 5, 4, 3, 21 and lived off. >> the astronauts are making their way towards the international space station. >> we are doing well. >> delivering 102 t of thrust for hits in zero core engine. the first stage measuring 68 ft., burning liquid fuel for the first two minutes, six seconds of flight. >> there you saw it live a lunch of the capsules taking up to the international space statio
. it is expected to be the busiest mailing day of the year with a crush of holiday packages. the u.s. postal service predicts a 20% increase in package deliveries compared to last year. that could help the struggling service recover from its recent billion-dollar losses caused by more americans replacing snail mail with email. >>> southwest airlines has a new fee. it will apply to people who fail to use their ticket if they don't cancel first. the discount carrier plans to raise the fees it already charges for early check-in and overweight bags. >>> we have a system brewing in the bay area today. time isn't good. >> right for the commute this morning so slick on the road. we have hit-and-miss showers outside right now. low-level moisture is spreading across the bay area. high-def doppler radar is tracking the system as it pushes through. you can see the scattered showers just enough to get roads wet this morning if you are heading out so be careful. we are look at scattered showers continuing right in toward the east bay toward danville and walnut creek. showers along the 680 corridor. watch
is going to lose. ♪ >> we began with the developing new story that we are falling. the u.s. supreme court takes no action on same-sex marriage cases. one of the cases california's prompt 8. california courts have ruled prompt 8 to be unconstitutional. if however they decide to hear the case that same-sex marriages will remain on hold until the court makes a decision. which may not come down until june of next year. >> traffic is a little heavy this morning and at least it is dry. this will stay dry for the next 24 hours and will pick up some light rain. it is a cool start for the morning. we do have a ground fog forming an is limited. it is not until later on this evening that was saved, conditions. here's a look get the numbers it is 45 out the door. i will look there were these are suspected to go one way return. >> we're keeping an eye on venesection from walnut creek it 680 south bond. an accident was reported and there was not in the lines but in the shoulder. chp stated that they just rolled up on the same so they may get it completely cleared shortly. is not considered a hot spot y
've just learned about injuries. >> reporter: we're live in the castro district where the u.s. supreme court is deciding on gay marriage. what they may or may not decide today. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm core tori campbell -- tori campbell bell. tori-- tori campbell. topping our news, three storms have battered the reason gin since wednesday morning. all of the rain and wind we've had, still causing sob problems this morning even though -- some problems this morning even though it's clear outside. we begin our storm coverage with ktvu's alex savidge. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of repair work to do out here. la fayette creek runs underneath this street. it flooded. that's us what caused the roadway to -- that's what caused the roadway to collapse. crews will be using this heavy equipment to execute the sinkhole created yesterday, dig debris out from the creek that overflowed yesterday. it was late in the afternoon on sunday, when the soil eroded and the pavement out here just gave way. utility lines that were impacted,
-sex marriage be legal in california? the big decision the u.s. supreme court is deciding on this morning. moat moat starts right now. -- moat dash. >>> good morning. we begin with the overnight earthquake in -- mornings os on 2 starts right now. >> good morning. we begin with the overnight earthquake in japan. today's quake was felt nearly 300 feet in tokyo -- near tokyo. it did shake for several minutes. certainly rattled nerves. >> the quake did touch off a 3- foot high tsunami at a coastal city. there were no monster waves and there have been numerous aftershocks including one measuring 6.2. >>> the latest from oakland, a man at the see yum last night -- at the coliseum last night at the game fell 30 feet down. he was seriously hurt. christien kafton is live with more. what do you know? >> reporter: well, we know there are a lot of questions about what happened. sometime right around kickoff at last night's game, a man either fell or jumped from the third-level concourse. you can see just how high the fall would be. the man either fell or -- about 30, 50 feet. he fell last night during the
was turned over to the fbi by u.s. military officials and afghanistan. aaron says it appears the injury occurred during the suspect as by u.s. special forces in kaiul where he was staying with family members. >> president barack obamas will except unlimited sums of corporate money to pay for his inauguration. a spokeswoman for the presidential inaugural committee said it would set- up companies and individuals to underwrite the cost of a weekend festivities surrounding his second inauguration next month. but from lobbyists, political activist committees or foreign donors will not expected. a bomb had banned corporate donors from for his 2009 inauguration for the 2012 democratic national commission in charlotte are taught last september. >> the average u.s. price of gas--gallon of gasoline has dropped nearly 10¢ over the past three weeks. california is the house and 60¢ for regular gallon of gas. the state average. in san francisco the average is $3.70 that is down a penny from yesterday. in oakland the average is $3.58. in san jose $3.57. >> we will have more coming up a live look at
ceiling is also looming in these talks. the treasury say the u.s. is likely hit its 16.4 trillion dollar debt limit by the end of this year. the treasury could use creative measures that would stave off in the u.s. debt default until mid february. as far as where we are with these talks right now watching 10? we are basically nowhere. and is looking more likely that we will go off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. 706 a m right now and we'll be back with more in a couple of minutes. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. we will be right back. you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ apple shares are up over 40 percent for the year. also watching facebook par. >> facebook shares up to 2786. >> the port of oakland maritime
're going to begin with an intensifying and increasingly complex problem for the u.s. what to do about syria's civil war. battles raging overnight in the suburbs of the capital of damascus, raising concerns that the syrian regime may resort to desperate measures. abc's martha raddatz is here with much more this morning. good morning to you, martha. >> reporter: good morning, josh. what is most striking this morning is the continuing clear concern of u.s. officials about syria's chemical weapons. the defense secretary, leon panetta, saying there is no question that the syrian regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. that concern, coming from intelligence reports that syrian military has put precursors for the deadly nerve agent sarin in bombs. although those bombs have not been loaded on to warplanes. hillary clinton is also urgently working the diplomatic front to try to bring this nearly two-year conflict to an end. but there's more focus on what the u.s. would do if the syrian regime did use chemical weapons on opposition forces. there's no good military option. you don
's family wants to move forward. >>> we're also waiting to hear from the u.s. supreme court. they will release a list of cases. the fate of same sex marriage here in california can depend on what is on that list. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning good morning, dave. it could be a historic day for proponents of proposition 8. we are expected to hear any moment now from the u.s. supreme court whether they will hear that case. that remains a big key. if they do decide to hear the case 245 means for at least for now prop 8 stands and gay marriage will remain not legal in california. if that is the case we are hearing it could be june until the ultimate ruling would be. the second one they will not hear the ruling at all. gay marriage in the state would be legal. the third scenario in this whole equation was something we saw on saturday the supreme court would postpone putting it on the docket list. of course this is a huge decision as we take back it out here live. of course if we hear anything further we will keep you updated. live in the castro district i'm brian
, officer caught one the other still on the loose, the car was stolen. >> in two hours the u.s. supreme court may reveal whether it will weigh in on same-sex marriage. justices may announce whether they will review the legality of prop 8, california's ban on same-sex imagine. they make up the federal defense of marriage act which bars benefits to same-sex couples. a ruling would come before the term ends in june if the justices refuse to hear the case lower court decision declaring the ban unconstitutional would stand allowing same-sex weddings to resume within days. the justices could put off a decision until friday. >>> san francisco elementary school reopens after being closed due to a viral outbreak. the campus had to be sanitized over the weekend after 150 stayed home friday due to an outbreak of gastroenteritis. school is expected to go on as usual this morning. parents are urged to keep children at home if they show any symptoms of the virus that includes, cramps, nausea or low-grade fever. >>> time for a look at the forecast. >>> rain is over, 5:37 this morning, look at live dop
aggressive in enforcing immigration law. u.s. justice department says too aggressive they filed a lawsuit against him for racial profiling. parents and teachers had students write letters in spanish accusing arpaio of being a racist and breaking up families. he wanted to respond face-to-face and set something up for today, the school cancelled. >> he can explain every one of those allegations and let them know it is not true and try to educate them that we should enforce the law. >> reporter: san francisco district attorney gas gone knows arpaio, gascon was top cop in mesa in maricopa county. arpaio has been sheriff there for 20 years. he's not just tough on immigration. he's also tough on anybody who comes into his jail outside of phoenix. he makes the men wear pink underwear and eat greenaxÑ3íkx. some would tell you, that's tough. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> argue over missing clothes has led to the death of a man in the east bay.- antioch police say, three men in their 20s confronted neighbors in the delta pines complex on sycamore drive yesterday and a fight broke out in the lau
. terry mcsweeney has more. >> reporter: this guy delivered mail for the u.s. postal service in san mateo county, a lot of mail never got to the mailboxes where they were suppose go the person accused is 38-year-old row people -- romeo natan of san bruno. prosecutors say he's a first class felon, stole 3,000 pieces of mail information from that mail for credit cards, got 'em then went shopping. >> you and i as victims may not know there was a credit card envelope taken out of my mail and somebody fill it out and put my name on it and got a credit card >> it is sad because they are trusted to handle those things. it is bad enough people are stealing packages off porches, now you have to worry about the postal service, disheartening. allegedly gave credit cards to at least three of his friends. he appears in video at a target store using stolen credit cards, natan has pleaded not guilty he's being held on $150,000 bail. he will be in court today. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> the san francisco woman charged with killing a pedestrian during a hit-and-run at twin peaks will be back in court
that constitutes free speech protected by the u.s. constitution. the group is challenging a provision of prop 35 that voter- approved proposition requiring sex offenders give authorities a list of their internet providers and screen names. the judge gave no indication of how he might rule. >>> police are looking for three men who tied up a san francisco family and robbed them during an overnight break- in. it happened at a home on sloat boulevard in the pine lake park neighborhood. police say the men were wearing ski masks when they forced their way in at about 3 a.m. and confronted the family inside. >> at least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun and was able to get the victims to comply and they were bound and the house was ransacked and the property was taken. >> the family had gates across the front door but police say the men got in through a window. they got away with about $500 in cash as well as some jewelry and clothes. >>> it's not something you expect to see in upscale palo alto. but buena vista mobile home park has been a fixture on el camino real since the 1920s. now the l
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